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CPAG response to Budget 2021

03 March 2021
Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: “Child poverty levels were already too high pre-pandemic yet children and parents were noticeable by their absence from this budget. Extending the £20 uplift is vital because struggling families cannot keep afloat without it, but that will be as true in six months as it is now. This decision only postpones the pain. The chancellor promised certainty to business – children and their families deserve no less.”

Child poverty charities team up with NEU on new resource to help schools fight poverty

26 February 2021
Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East have partnered with the National Education Union (NEU) to publish a new toolkit to help teachers and school staff tackle poverty.

Training programme announced for 2021 / 22

23 February 2021
Full course list available to book now, including brand new topics

Educational outcomes without secure incomes

17 February 2021
Today, the departing Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, posed an important question in her final speech. She asked how the government can claim to be focused on educational catch-up on the one hand, while at the same time refusing to give families income security and risking more children being pushed into poverty. This is a crucial point. Poverty at home is the strongest statistical predictor of how well a child will do in school.

We are recruiting!

15 February 2021
Do you have a track record of working with policy makers and a strong desire to help end child poverty? Want to develop and promote evidence based policy solutions?.

Personal Independence Payment - an introduction

10 February 2021
Some places left for this half day online training course on 16 February.

Charities call on Government to make good on their promise to extend support to grieving parents whose cohabiting partner has died

08 February 2021
One year on from landmark High Court ruling, Government still has not acted. Parents who lived with, but were not married to, their partner are still ineligible for bereavement benefits to help adapt to life with just one parent. This injustice has remained in place throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last chance to book on our Scotland webinar this week

01 February 2021
Join us on 3 Feb as we discuss migration to UC,  what to do when people lose out in a clash of wage cycles & assessment periods, & about new rules for clients from the EEA.

Free trial of QBC when booking our QBC - making the most of your calculator' training

25 January 2021
Book our training course taking place on 27-28 January and get a free trial of the software

Security and solidarity in our social security system

21 January 2021
The social security system is there for all of us. The pandemic has exposed how precarious our incomes are and how much we all need a social security system that prevents poverty, provides income security and promotes social solidarity. Whether or not we are out of work, in ‘insecure’ work, or have recently lost jobs, our current system is falling short on all fronts, but it can change.